Why Factoring Long-Term Care Into Your Estate Plan Pays Off

For most people, thinking about estate planning means focusing on what will happen to their money after they pass away. But that misses one pretty significant consideration: the need to plan for long-term care. The last thing any of us want to contend with when a health issue arises later in life … [Read more...]

3 Decidedly Dumb Ways to Leave an Inheritance for Your Children

Estate planning offers many ways to leave your wealth to your children, but it’s just as important to know what not to do. Here are some things that are all-too-common, but textbook examples of what not to do or try.... “Oral Wills” If you feel you have a good rapport with your family or don't … [Read more...]

Estate Planning – How Does This Help Your Loved Ones?

Estate planning is very important for families; however; it is often overlooked until it is too late. Planning a financial estate with the help of estate law attorneys is much more than simply having a Will prepared. With the proper estate planning, the estate holder can rest assured their wealth … [Read more...]

Estate Planning Should Include Digital Estate Assets

Estate planning is an essential part of planning for the future that helps ensure that family wealth is properly disbursed and important topics such as elder care, guardianship, and estate control are addressed. Until recently, this was all most people had to worry about. With the rise of the … [Read more...]

What is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?

A Qualified Personal Residence Trust (“QRPT”) permits you to transfer ownership of your residence to your family during your lifetime but still retain the exclusive right to live in the residence, while reducing the size of your estate for estate tax purposes. This type of trust is specifically … [Read more...]

Three Reasons to Use a Living Trust

Wills are nice to have and they do enable you to give certain possessions and your estate to individual family members after your death.  But if pressed to choose between wills and living trusts, our Kingwood Living Trust Attorneys believe that a living trust is a better option.  A living trust may … [Read more...]

How do Administrators Differ from Executors in Probate?

The roles of administrators and executors are essentially the same. It is the means by which they are chosen that distinguishes the two. If you are working in the capacity of administrator or executor for an estate, it is a good idea to hire a College Station probate attorney. Executors and … [Read more...]

Last Wills and Living Trusts

While both a last will and living trust transfer property when you die, they have different uses. It is important that you understand these differences before deciding to set up a living trust. A Bryan probate lawyer can advise you on which may be best suited for your needs. Living Trusts and Last … [Read more...]

Procedures for Obtaining Legal Guardianship

A person may need a guardian if he is a minor over whom no one has legal custody (such as an orphan), or an adult who has become incapacitated. Obtaining legal guardianship requires a hearing before a judge, and it may be in your best interests if you are seeking to take on such a position to work … [Read more...]

Naming an Executor if No Will Exists

Regardless of your age, it is important that you and your Bryan probate attorney create a will. This is especially the case if you have a spouse or minor children who are dependent upon you financially. The naming of an executor is one of the facets of a will. Dying Intestate If you do not create … [Read more...]